Responsible Seafood Eatin'


My sis and I picked up these handy dandy little wallet sized guides to environmentally friendly seafood eating a few years back at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and have been blissfully whipping them out in restaurants and fish stores ever since. The fish are organized into three lists: Good, OK, and Avoid, depending on their abundance and the method in which they are caught or farmed.

What we didn't realize, however, is that the Monterey Bay Aquarium is even cooler than we thought because these guides are regional. We picked up new ones at the Naples Zoo and finally noticed. And then we also noticed we could go online and print out ones that are specific to the Northeast. So now we have a little collection - west coast, southeast, and the relevant one: northeast.

So go on, all y'all environmentally conscientious eaters: Monterey Bay Aquarium has taken a lot of the work and research and remembering out of ordering seafood and fish. Also included is a lot of helpful information, about how they reach their conclusions and what it all means.


cookiecrumb said…
You know what else about those Monterey fish cards? They change! Have to be updated as various fisheries improve or worsen; different fish get added to the list, etc. So check back online every few months or so.

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